Genre Requirement 48 Hour Film Project

At the Kickoff Event each team is assigned TWO genres.

There are 30 different genres—ranging from the classic (e.g., Comedy, Drama) to the more specialized (e.g., Fish Out of Water, Time Travel).  At the Kickoff Event each team will be assigned two genres - one from Group #1 and one from Group #2 as listed below. Your film must be true to one of the genres you are assigned.  It might be your team’s most difficult decision of the weekend.

You may be creative and combine genres, provided that one of your assigned genres is clearly present.  And remember: no trading with other teams!

Got it all? Well, be warned... We switch up the options each year - just to keep you on your toes!!

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Required Elements

In addition to drawing a genre, each team will be required to include an assigned character, prop and line of dialogue at the Kickoff Event.

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Combining Genres

You may combine genres (e.g., a silent comedic buddy film) - however, your official assigned genre must be clearly represented in the mix.

Adherence to Assignment

Did you know judges base part of their scores on a film’s adherence to assignment? This refers to the genre and required elements.


Genre Group #1: 2021 48 Hour Film Project

Film Noir
Mockumentary
Superhero
Thriller / Suspense
劇情
動作/探險
喜劇
女性 more info
幻想
恐怖
愛情片
科幻片
西部電影
陌生環境
黑色喜劇

Genre Group #2: 2021 48 Hour Film Project

Early Film Style
Food Film
Multi-Generational Film
School Film
Soap Opera/Telenovela
Social Commentary
來世
假期
公路電影
好朋友
懸疑片
時代樂章
時間旅行電影
音樂劇
體育電影

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